Location : Marseille
Beginning of the project : 2020
Leaders of the project : TRYON
Sector : Energy / Waste / Environment
Partners : Sodexo, GRDF
DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT
It is an innovative project for reusing waste food from producers in the agglomeration of Marseilles, using three sources of micro-methanisation:
– Biogas, a renewable energy, recovered after biomethane purification to replace fossil gas in the city gas network.
– Digestate, a natural fertiliser allowing organic matter bio-waste to be returned to agricultural soils.
– Clear water, to replace drinking water for cleaning, watering, etc. requirements
LEADERS OF THE PROJECT
Innovative solutions for local, economic and environmental management of bio-waste.
Total cost: € 2.6 M
- Total cost: € 2.6 M
- Turnover: € 720 k
- Return on investment: 8 years
- 1 permanent contract and 3 indirect FTEs
The main issues ahead of the project, requiring rapid, optimal deployment, are:
The site: central element of the project, it is the starting point of any reflection and centralises the main constraints and needs for
The supply source: ensures a steady supply to the unit for optimal performance.
Funding: by infrastructure players to enable implementation without investment for the region that will benefit directly from the savings generated.
This project would be a first in the Mediterranean basin and would be a benchmark for the local, economic and environmental development of bio-waste management with all the positive external aspects that this entails:
- Reducing road traffic
- Reducing air pollution
- Producing resources for local autonomy
- Non-relocatable local employment
At present, the project is at the stage of finalising feasibility; the aim being to identify a site and supply of sufficient size for the beginning of 2020 in order to launch deployment by the end of the year.
Part of the required supply source has already been identified!